Gulf African Bank – Shari’ah Compliance Officer.

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Department: Shari’ah

Reports to: Manager, Shari’ah

Location: Nairobi

To ensure that the Bank is in compliance with Shari’ah directives, resolutions and Fatwas of Shari’ah Supervisory Board (‘SSB’)of the Bank

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive regular MIS and confirmation from the business departments and branches relating to the Shari’ah Compliance of key transactions.
  • Review all credit facilities and provide recommendations on structuring of the facilities in accordance with Shariah guidelines.
  • Measure, monitor, control and manage (under the supervision and guidance of Shari’ah Manager) any real or perceived risk of Shari’ah non-compliance by the Bank across the entire organization including fundamental (or primary) as well as tertiary (or peripheral) activities, operations and functions.
  • Review and understand all Shari’ah Supervisory Board pronouncements, guidelines, instructions, previous internal Shari’ah Audit results, relevant correspondences to be able to conduct reviews of the business.
  • Conduct Shari’ah audits, prepare reports and discuss findings with stakeholders
  • Communicate with all level of management, Shari’ah Manager SSB and external auditor.
  • Share the reviewed case, rectifications and inquiries for clarification with the Shari’ah Manager.
  • Assist in providing input, from Shari’ah perspective, to various teams in engaged in product development and systems implementations.
  • Assist in attending to customers’ queries related to Shari’ah Matters.
  • Assist in researching on best practice for Shari’ah Banking and integrating it in the Bank’s products.


Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree from a recognized University
  • Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance will be an added advantage
  • Working experience of at least five years in Islamic banking and finance
  • Good understanding of Shari’ah Law
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven track record in auditing profession

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent persuasion and influencing skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and follow up
  • Fluency in written and oral English.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills

Personal Attributes

  • Hardworking, strategically minded individual with excellent communication, analytical interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • A passion for good work, team player and an achiever in a competitive and dynamic working environment
  • Self-driven individual with the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent inter-personal and problem solving skills


Application Deadline: 13th September 2021




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